Roger Schultz-loving husband, father and papaw, friend to many and stranger to none-passed away at Mount Carmel East Hospital on Thursday, July 29, 2021. He was surrounded by his loving family as he went home to be with the Lord.
Roger was born in Ann Arbor, “-ichigan” on August 9, 1943, to the late William and Mary Schultz. Roger and his family moved to Ohio when he was 12 years old. Roger ran track and played baseball in high school. He continued to play softball until he was 31 years old and then went on to umpire in the Columbus City Leagues.
Roger graduated from Linden McKinley High School in 1961 and continued his education at the Ohio Technical Institute where he learned to be an electrician. Roger worked at Western Electric for “38 years, 10 months and 21 days” and retired in 2001.
Roger met the love of his life, “Kitty”, while attending a birthday party for a mutual work friend. Roger and Kathy were married in June of 1975 and spent the next 46 years creating a beautiful love story. Their life together was full of adventure and they shared many hobbies together. They enjoyed camping, square dancing, clogging and round dancing. Roger and Kathy also shared a love of traveling, casinos, pets and family, especially their two beloved grandsons, Cameron and Cole. Roger was also known for his Snoopy shirts and love of Ohio State Football.
Roger is survived by his wife, Kathy Schultz; daughter, Desiree (Mike) Kimbler; and grandsons, Cameron and Cole Kimbler. Along with his sister-in-law; Dee Easter, nieces, nephews, cousins, numerous friends and his beloved dog Kalee, daddy’s “Baby Girl”.
Roger will be remembered not only for his teasing jokes and wildly entertaining “stories”, but also for his generosity, strong work ethic and love of family. His memory will be cherished by all who loved him.
Friends and family may visit from 4-6 pm on Friday, August 6, at Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home located at 650 West Waterloo Street in Canal Winchester, OH-IO! A memorial service will follow at 6 pm with Guiles Richardson officiating.
The family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers, love and support during this difficult time.
Flowers appreciated, but if you wish to donate in lieu of flowers, you can make a monetary donation to the Madison Christian School basketball program in memory of Roger Schultz, aka “Papaw”.
Mail check to:
Madison Christian School
c/o Andy Scholz
3565 Bixby Road
Groveport, OH 43125